Questions tagged [skype]

Skype is an app that allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. The service within the Skype network is free.

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Skype sent messages I didn't send

On my laptop, I played a video on YouTube. In the morning I looked on my Android phone and discovered that the video had been sent, in Skype, to about six of my contacts. I'm not sure if the sending ...
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How can I login to Skype with a username (not phone number or email)

On the Skype app, I can't login to my account with my usual Skype credentials. It keeps telling me "please enter your phone number or your email address". I can login to the desktop version just fine....
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Skype doesn't receive calls unless the app is open and in the foreground

This is on a Moto E running Android 4.4.4. Skype doesn't seem to receive calls or messages unless the app is open. If the app is not open, then no notification happens.
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How to set custom notification sound on Skype on Android

I believe the question is pretty self explanatory but I'll repeat myself regardless. Is there a way I can change the notification sound on Skype, on Android, from the default one? With or without the ...
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Block persistent notifications, but keep regular ones?

I use Steam and Skype. I'd like to be able to hide the ongoing "Online" notifications each service have without them being killed in the background. Skype has an option to disable the ongoing ...
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How to keep Skype contacts merged?

I have configured Skype to display its contact list on the main People app, along with my phone contacts. Some of them were automatically merged, for others I had to manually do it, but in the end ...
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Is it possible to run multiple instances of Skype?

In windows I'm using multiple accounts of Skype simultaneously using MultiSkype Launcher. Is there any way that I can use multiple Skype accounts or at least two accounts simultaneously without ...
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Skype Android use headset but record sound from phone's microphone

Environment: Skype on Android 4.1 Hardware: Galaxy S2 + earplugs without microphone Is it possible to use phone's built-in microphone while using earplugs during a skype call?
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Trying to invoke Skype from contacts gives me an “Application not found”

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Android 4.1.1. I have installed Skype and it works as expected. In my "normal" contacts list, i.e. the phone contacts, not the Skype contacts, I have entered the Skype data ...
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Skype does not use the proximity sensor

Skype does not use the proximity sensor, i.e. when I hold the phone to my ear the screen stays on and most annoyingly still responds to touch input. What may be the cause? The sensor works fine for ...
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Adding Contacts From Skype [closed]

Here is what I want to do: In skype I have contacts: A,B,C In android I use phone memory populated with google contacts: C,D,E My goal is to display in my contact list users C,D,E with option to call ...
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How to put a Call contact using Skype shortcut widget on the home screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quick Dial Shortcut with skype Is it possible to make a desktop shortcut to dial a number with skype?
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How can I remove/hide the Skype Status notification?

Skype, like many applications, uses a persistent notification to keep from getting killed by the process manager. Usually, I would just hide this notification by going to the app's "App Info" screen ...
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How to delete Skype history?

How to delete Skype history? I saw two methods declared: (1) delete Skype application data and/or (2) reinstall Skype. But both methods are compromised by an idea and saying, that Skype history is (...
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Change the user in Skype

I have several Skype accounts. How can I change the account used by the Android Skype app? I don't see a way to log off/log on. Should I de-install & re-install from scratch?
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Chrome and Skype takes up a lot of storage

I'm not sure if this is a problem different for anyone but these apps are very large. I'm on a very limited storage of 2Gb with no move to sd capabilities and both these apps rise above 150Mb in ...
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Using the same Skype number on computer and phone

I have a Skype account on my computer. I have a need to have the same number on my cell phone. What do I need to do?
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Galaxy S and Skype - Why am I getting an “Insufficient memory” error?

Galaxy S running 2.2. try to install SKYPE but get the error - "insufficient memory" when there is loads on the phone and i can install any other app quite normally. Any help appreciated.
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Skype via car Bluetooth?

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S7, bound it to my car's Bluetooth and able to make/accept regular calls. However I cannot figure out how to make calls from Skype through car's Bluetooth. When phone is ...
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samsung s4 has suddenly started calling through Skype instead of the local network

My samsung s4 has suddenly started calling through Skype instead of the local network. I have not set any defaults. I have also uninstalled skype, it still goes through skype, then stops then I have ...
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I can't get call options such as Viber or Skype

I've chosen 'direct call' as my default calling option by accident. When I'm calling someone I want to be asked which application I want to choose (Dialer/Viber/Skype). When I go to settings/...
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Skype not notify of new messages until it is opened

My Skype is not showing new messages or Skype call until I open it. I have a Samsung J6+. It night be my fault due to changing many settings at once now causing Skype to behave this way. So it was ...
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Logged in, sending a message does NOT work, and calling DOES work after reinstall

NOTHING has changed since I tried UN-installing and RE-installing Skype from scratch of the Android 5.0 Note 3. Except NOW, the CONTACTS are only showing from one contact, which is really odd. Seems ...
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Install/Run Android Skype on ARM LInux?

I have a Chromebook with an ARM processor. I have installed Ubuntu on that Chromebook. However, since there is no Skype-binary for ARM Linux, is it possible to use the version of Skype of the ...
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Abysmal Skype audio on Asus Fonepad 8

I bought a new Asus Fonepad 8 for a friend. It works great, and the sound is crystal clear. The only exception is Skype - all calls sound perfect on the receiving end, but on the Fonepad everything ...
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Android spammy ad highjacking

This past day my Android tablet has been showing me invasive fullscreen ads (for Candy Crush, as it turns out, which I've never downloaded) while I've been using skype and gmail app. About one ...
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How can I get Skype to run on a MD700 tablet?

My uncle bought a cheap MD700 tablet (running Android 4.1.2) and strongly desired to use Skype on it, but for some reason the application didn't recognize microphone input. All it could be heard on ...
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How to logout from Skype to relogin under other name? [duplicate]

How to logout from Skype to relogin under other name? I mean skype for pad-sized computers. If I press avatar, then I have "exit" entry at the bottom. But if I click this entry, then Skype just ...
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Skype spawns a process called VideoMonitor that's running after signing out from Skype. What is it and why is it there?

Skype version 5 on KitKat. It's concerning, given the company's track record of lack of respect for privacy. I'm not suggesting it's taking pictures, but it could be some additional tracking of ...
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Start Skype voice call from addressbook in ICS

I have ICS and Skype 4.4. Some of the contacts in my Android addressbook have a "Chat" contact of type "Skype". When I have Skype open, is there a way to start a voice call to this Skype contact ...
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Loudspeaker on HTC One does not work while using Skype

I have an HTC One and I have Skype installed on it. I tried calling another Skype user who has a Samsung Galaxy S3, and chatting to her on Skype works fine, but while on a call the HTC switches its ...
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Using Skype option for making calls

Previously my dialer would give me the option of making the call through Skype, or my network. This for some reason has disappeared. It did give me the option when I send a text (of going through ...
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Synchronizing skype contacts with android

I installed skype on my android 2.3 samsung galaxy and all skype contacts were added to pnone contacts. Later in PC while using skype I renamed some of skype contacts and removed few of them. After ...
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Skype randomly crashes on Android 2.1update1

After upgrading to Skype 2.8.0.920... it randomly crashes (I mean just Skype... I just suddenly hear that Skype is logging out..randomly, AFAIK it crashes..)... BUT WHY?? I can revert to an older ...
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How to login in Skype via Facebook?

I have a skype account that I created via Facebook login and can use it on my PC or Mac just fine. Now I want to use Skype on Android and have installed the official app. Yet the app lacks an option ...
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Can't install skype on android 2.2

I'm using http://www.midoblesim.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=483 and i can't install skype.It says that it's not matching, but still it is downloading it from the market. I ...
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Mobile to PC skype video chat? [closed]

I have tried to no end, but Skype for Android doesn't support video chat (unless someone leaked a new version that i haven't seen yet), and I cannot find another video chat app that will connect with ...
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need to install gtalk on my HCL X1 tab and also Skype

My tab uses 2.3.3 android version and I need to install Gtalk and Skype. As I read thro threads only after 2.3.4 gtalk is available. But any methods available for Gtalk on 2.3.3? also on skype Please ...
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How to get Dialler Call Option “Viber, Skype” on Android 4.4.2 with Samsung Galaxy S5

At the dialer screen I do not receive the option to call using regular number, Skype or Viber. How can I fix this so that I'm prompted when I want to make a call? Any suggestion would help me a lot....
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Is it possible to hack android phone by contacting the target over Gmail or Skype, if the target does not downloads suspicious files sent over?

In other words, how safe is having Gmail or Skype conversations with complete strangers on android? Suppose the target is wise enough to not open any suspicious files sent to him. How else could his ...
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Downgrade skype on Android to before Microsoft ruined it

I have downloaded a few apk's from APKmirror removed skype from my Nexus 5x adb install -r -d com.skype.raider_7.34.0.114-119668850_minAPI15\(armeabi-v7a\)\(nodpi\)_apkmirror.com.apk 5486 KB/s (...
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How to setup an Android tablet for use by an older person

I consider myself fairly competent with tech, but I am more of an Apple guy so I had very limited exposure to Android, so far, and my problem is that I want to set up an Android tablet (Acer Iconia ...
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Transparent Call Proxy

I was wondering if it would be possible to transparently route some calls over VOIP as opposed to the cell radio. My wife has terrible signal issues with her Galaxy S3. Verizon is no help and before ...
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Where to upload video files? to have online video albums? To share them for WhatsAPP apps

I am having lot of Video files which are my personal to give to my girl friend. My girl friend personal video files are also to send to me. Now both together, i want to keep them as Album, Which i ...
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How to remove Skype call option when selecting a phone number?

When I select a phone number in a piece of text, the following options pop up: call on Skype copy share select all ... web search call on phone SMS message on some other app add contact translate ...
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Apps on Galaxy S10e cannot connect to wifi

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S10e and when I'm using some apps, currently WhatsApp and Skype, I receive a notification from "Android System" saying that particular app cannot connect to the wifi ...
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Skype message to open local video file

I'm using Skype on Android 7. I have stored a video locally on the phone on the location /storage/emulated/0/myvideo.mp4. How can I send a skype message (from another device) so that on the above ...
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How to send a text message from skype on android

How to send a text message from Skype on Android So, I just spent 30 minutes trying to find out where to send a text message (SMS) to a phone number using the latest version of Skype on Android. ...
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How to use Skype on Android 2.3.5

Can anyone explain me how to use Skype app on Android 2.3.5, because it is no longer available on Play Store for this Android version? Thankful in advance
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How safe Skype is on rooted Android OS?

Recently I have rooted my Android phone to third party custom ROM. After rooting, I have gone through many articles which says rooting cause serious security issues. Now my question is: how safe is ...